The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI director) is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate and serves ten-year terms unless they resign or are let go before their term is up.
The FBI director is responsible for the day-to-day operations at the FBI. Along with his deputies, the director ensures cases and operations are handled correctly. The director also is in charge of staffing the leadership in any one of the FBI field offices with qualified agents. Before the September 11 attacks, the director would brief the President on any issues that arise from within the FBI. Since then the director reports to the Director of National Intelligence, who in turn reports to the President.
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